Today I returned to university and I felt that it would be an appropriate time to write this post. Last year I wrote Year 2 Goals so I thought it would be appropriate that I make it a somewhat regular thing. I am going into my third of four years at university so they’ll no doubt be one next year too. Goals aren’t much good if you ignore them so I’ll be reflecting back on last year’s goals along the way too.
My first goal last year was to make new friends. I can safely say I failed miserably at doing that. I didn’t make a single new friendship, though I at least grew some friendships I had with other people. I continued the trend of messing things up that I started in my first year and apart from the occasional good moment last year was horrendous. I ended up with depression, or at least something nearing depression, for quite a long time.
Actually I’m not that bothered about making new friends this year. It’s kind of inevitable so hopefully I won’t have to work at it too hard. I’m in a tutorial group where I literally only have one friend in and as all my housemates finish this year I shall be moving in with other people next year so I’ll begin to develop a relationship with whoever that ends up being. I think my goal in this are will be to stop moping around and actually get out their and do things. If I say “yes” to more things I think they’ll be a good chance I’ll be happier with my life.
My second goal last year was working harder, which I did and managed to get some good marks on my assignments. Of course I shall carry on like this but I’m not at all worried about that department this time. This year my goal will be to prove to myself and my tutors that I can actually be a good teacher. I’m studying to be a primary school teacher if you’ve missed that part. It’s an important assumed piece of knowledge so don’t forget it! So yeah, I am going to work hard to be a good teacher and this will involve being less shy and putting on the teacher act much better than I have before. Hopefully with that and some imaginative lessons which I know I can create I’ll be able to achieve this one.
My final goal last year was to spend my money more carefully. It was actually going fairly well but after having to buy a new laptop and my trip to Edinburgh it ended terribly and my account was in negatives for quite a while. So I’m retaining this goal and actually trying to me better with my money. Part of the problem was that when I was getting depressed I bought things to try and cheer myself up. Hopefully if I can be happier then I will spend less money. It’ll all work out right!
I’m adding a new goal, which is probably less important than the other but something I want to achieve none the less. I love watching films at the cinema yet I hardly ever end up going. This has to change! More trips to the cinema, and I can ever use the Orange Wednesdays deal to make it really cheap. Hopefully this will happen and then there’ll be more regular editions of the Friday Review right here on this blog!
So there we go, that’s this years goals. Pretty simple but they should make a difference to my life. I’ve really been dreading going back to uni and I desperately want it to be much better than last year. My summer was brilliant and I want that brilliance to continue into the university year and beyond. Of course I’ll keep you updated on my life and I’ll try and mention these goals here and there. This is like in a TV series where there’s an episode you miss that turns out it’s vitally important. If you enjoy the drama that is my life (not really but I like making it sound theatrical) than be glad you read this one. Year 3 begins here and it’s gonna be massive. It’s like new season of my blog. Into Geek: Season 5 starts here!